Bear Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great trail right out of town! Easy to get to and navigate. I would rate it easy to moderate at the end to get to the falls! Awesome views of telluride and the falls are breath taking! Def worth the time. About an 1.5 round trip hike. Gets crowded after 10 so go early if you can!
Fantastic hike. Did it with a bunch of kids who loved it. The falls are definitely worth it, especially for a great hike straight out of town.
This trail is pretty easy, you don't have to work hard to get some amazing views. I chose this trail because I was pressed for time, but even so it did not disappoint. I typically prefer to be challenged, but enjoyed this trail so much it didn't even matter.
Pretty easy hike- great for dogs/ off-leash!
Easy trail. We live in Breck so didn't think this was challenging. Breathtaking views along the way and the waterfall at the top is well worth the 2 hours!
Broke a little sweat with the climb, but not something to do if tire trying to get some cardio in. Trail steadily rises about 1500 ft or so for an hour. Mostly large road (but no vehicles allows), but it shrinks in size towards the top. Took a little over an hour to get up and 45 to get down.
nice ez access in town, pleasant, cool cairn altar onway up, falls are nice. about 2.5 hrs taking it ez
Nice hike. Rewarding views !
Nice trail. Not too difficult but not easy either.
Awesome! Nice and steady and worth the climb! Bring your camera- waterfall will blow you away.
Awesome hike!! Great views...amazing waterfalls
Great trail with rewarding views along the way. All uphill from the start but well worth it. It's a bit warmer than usual and the flies were vicious so definitely wear bug spray if you hike it in the summer. Awesome trail!
Beautiful half day hike. This is one that starts off as a moderate climb through the aspen/spruce forest. No big deal for the first half mile or so.
Then things change.
You can hear the rushing water all the way up the hill, but then you come out of the trees to a view of majestic peaks with many waterfalls cascading from snow fields a few thousand feet above you.
That's the start.
An hour's climb brings you to the base of Bear Creek Falls. Beauty. Cool mist in your face. Cool rocks for sitting and contemplating whether you ever want to back to real life....
My advice: stay awhile.
great hike, reward at the end is amazing!
Great hike, not difficult. The waterfall at the top is refreshing. Gets narrow and steep just below the waterfall. This is a wonderful trail with a reward at the top. Cool mist.
Hiked in June of 2011. Beautiful trail! Wonderful waterfall at the end with lots of spray. I would hike this again and again!
Beautiful falls at the end! Sprays everywhere!